Jan 17, 1802 Born N.C. according to census data (Assumed Nash Co.)
Jan 31, 1826 Married Delila Wyatt; Larry Brantley and Jordan Sellers Bondsmen
May 9, 1828 1841 will of Sherwood Brantley shows note of Girley Sellers for
$4.20 due – Not good. Also notes on Jordan and Bennett Sellers
– Not Good. Gurley & Bennett had left the state by this date.
March, 1830 Superior Court Dockets: State vs. Jourdan Sellers & Gurley Sellers
for assault on Henry Lewis. Sheriff seized Gurley but stated Jordan
had fled. Witness for state were Henry Lewis and Henry Hogg;
Witness for Gurley were Willis Pridgen & Peter Hopkins.
Reuben Morgan was security for bond. Gurley was Aquitted.
1827 Daughter Frances Sellers (Bird) born - unproven. Also two other infants who died.
1831 First son born, Hartney Sellers
May 21, 1835 Second child born, Simon Sellers
1835-1836 Moved from Nash Co. N.C. to Alabama. Census shows Simon
born in N.C. (1835) and Mary Polly (between 5Sep and 21Oct 1836) born in Al. Moved
to Alabama with James and Matilda Lawson. My Aunt Mildred (Sellers)
Treat recorded in her Bible “Great Grandfather Sellers and bro. Manuel
came from North Carolina to North Alabama then to Tennessee and
back to Alabama. They left 8 bros. in N.C.”
1850 Census, Tuscaloosa Co., Al. Gurley listed as a farmer with estate
Sep 2, 1850 Forty acre land grant in Tuscaloosa Co.
1855 Alabama State Census record (pg 012)
Jun 1, 1858 Three hundred twenty two acre land grant in Tuscaloosa, Co.
1860 Census, Tuscaloosa Co., Al. Listed as Gurly Cellars; shows Delila,
age 47 as blind. Mary, James, William, Lavina and Gurley included.
1870 Census, Jefferson Co. Al. Listed as Girley Selars. Includes SC Bird
and CM Bird living in household. (Same census shows William Bird
age 15 living with Simon Sellers household.) (Same census also
includes the household of Girley Sellers [Jr.] and wife Frances [Letson]
and children Oscar (my grandfather), CC (Clem) and Jane (died
1869 of typhoid). Listed in Jonesborough PO which is a section of
Bessemer still in existence.
1880 Census, Jefferson Co. Al. Includes Mary and McDaniel age 13
(grandson & son of Frances Bird) living in household.
Mar 10, 1884 Eighty acre land grant in Jefferson Co.
Oct 26, 1898 Gurley deceased; buried in Old Blue Creek Cemetery near Bessemer,
Jefferson Co. Al.